Banksy's 12th Piece for His New York Residency Is a "Concrete Confessional"

"Better Out Than In" continues in Manhattan with religious undertones.

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Banksy's latest piece in Manhattan for "Better Out Than In," titled Concrete Confessional, follows his truck of squealing animals. The piece shows a priest resting his forehead on his hand against a red background in a concrete frame. 

Banksy has made religious commentary in the past. In December 2011, he shared a vandalized sculpture of a priest in Liverpool. At the time he said, "I'm never sure who deserves to be put on a pedestal or crushed under one." He added, "The statue? I guess you could call it a Christmas present. At this time of year it's easy to forget the true meaning of Christianity - the lies, the corruption, the abuse."

The journey continues...

UPDATE October 13 at 7:15 P.M. EST: It looks like Banksy set up a stall selling his prints in Central Park for $60 yesterday, too. Sucks if you missed it!

UPDATE October 13 at 8 P.M. EST: AnimalNewYork discovered the location and source image of this piece. It depicts a Jesuit priest at the Martyr’s Shrine in Ontario and was taken by Berni Schoenfield in the 1950s.

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